Namibian entry points remain closed except for food, essential supplies

Monday, June 22nd, 2020 00:00 |
Namibian President Hage Geingob attends a media briefing in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, June 22, 2020.(Xinhua/Jacobina Mouton)

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday announced that Namibia will migrate from stage 3 to stage 4 from June 30 while the points of entry will remain closed except for food and essential supplies.

The Namibian President also lifted stage 1 to stage 3 in the coastal region of Erongo but kept movement banned from Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

He said the opening of ports of entry airports will be considered after stage 5 with all foreigners coming to Namibia expected to present a COVID-19 free certificate on arrival. He said all those that will be allowed to come in will also go through mandatory quarantine at their own cost.

Geingob also said travelling from the two coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay remains strictly prohibited to contain the possible spread of the virus from the two towns.

Namibia has reported 63 cases of COVID-19. Geingob also deferred school learning for a further 2 weeks.

"The resumption of grade 11 and 12 and pre-primary to grade 3 face to face learning will remain suspended for the next 2 weeks while workers will be asked to work from home, subject to approval from their employers," he said.  (Xinhua)

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